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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Built in the Ghubrah suburb back in 2001, the landmark building is an impressive feat of contemporary Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the Gulf, with the 40,000-square-meter grounds able to accommodate an incredible 20,000 worshippers at one time.  

Set within a vast walled compound, overlooked by 5 towering minarets, the Grand Mosque encompasses two prayer halls encircled by a courtyard, gardens and a series of water features. Incorporating elements of Omani, Persian and Egyptian design, the complex is sculpted entirely from pristine white Indian sandstone and includes a Ladies’ Prayer Hall, library and meeting rooms. The crowning glory of the mosque is the lavish central prayer hall, a gleaming mass of white and grey marble adorned with elaborate tile work and featuring a 14-meter tall Swarovski crystal chandelier and the second largest carpet in the world – a 70-meter-long, hand-woven Iranian rug. Beneath the dramatic 50-meter high gold, latticed dome, there is space for up to 6,600 prayer mats.

While the mosque welcomes visitors, non-Muslims may only enter the main prayer hall during designated times and both men and women entering the mosque are required to follow the dress code – arms, legs and hair (women only) must be covered.

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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams, Muscat, null
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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

Visit Qaboos Grand Mosque, Nizwa Fort and Souq, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams, Al Hamra and Misfah Al Abreen.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.00
Private Muscat City Tour, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Muscat City Tour

A unique blend of the ancient and the modern, Muscat is a beautiful, clean city which lies in the middle of the Al Hajar Mountains on the Arabian Sea. The city ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Best of Muscat City Tour, Oman, Half-day Tours
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Best of Muscat City Tour

Best of Muscat  : Grande Mosque - Opera House - Qurum Beach - Fish Market - Souq - Al Zubair Museum - Forts Jalali and Mirami - Al Alam Palace.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.00
Muscat Impressions Half Day City Tour, Muscat, Cultural Tours
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Muscat Impressions Half Day City Tour

Whether on a stopover, cruise or holiday in Oman, experience the culture and history of the vibrant capital on the Private city tour of Muscat.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.00
Muscat City Tour and Sea Food Lunch, Muscat, Half-day Tours
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Muscat City Tour and Sea Food Lunch

Muscat city tour, Grand Mosque, Bait al Zubair museum, Muttrah souq and sea food lunch.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.00
Best of Muscat by Night Tour, Muscat, City Tours
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Best of Muscat by Night Tour

Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum, Al Alam Palace, Jalali and Mirani Forts, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, White Mosque and the Royal Opera House.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Private Tour: Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Night Tours
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Private Tour: Mystical Muscat

Enjoy this private tour of the mystical city, that is Muscat. Spend 4-hours of the day touring the city with your personal guide. Stop by souks and markets to ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Private Full-Day Muscat Tour with Lunch, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Full-Day Muscat Tour with Lunch

Muscat was recently declared the Arab Cultural Capital. From its stunning Islamic architecture to its impressive 16th century forts and thoughtful museums, ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $328.00
Private Tour: Muscat Sightseeing Tour Including Dolphin Watching Cruise, Muscat, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Muscat Sightseeing Tour Including Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Get to know Muscat old and new and enjoy a dolphin watching cruise on this private, full-day tour. With your own guide, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.29
Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

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The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.13

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